Accession Number : AD0600155

Title :   DEVELOPMENT AND TEST OF A LABORATORY SYSTEM FOR SIMULATION OF AERODYNAMIC AND RADIATIVE COOLING OF STRUCTURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept. 20 Jun 62-20 Aug 63.

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC LONG BEACH CALIF

Report Date : APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Research was conducted to develop a controlled cooling system for laboratory simulation of aerodynamic and radiative cooling of structures. The report summarizes criteria that establish the requirements of the system, presents data and analyses on the most practical methods of implementing the system, shows the detail design features of a prototype system and includes the results of a test program to insure the performance and workability of a system that will be compatible with, and form an integral part of existing radiant heat facilities. The cooling system consists of high pressure air streams directed onto test structures and acting in conjunction with radiant heat from quartz heat lamps to provide controlled cooling at test temperatures up to 3000 F. A unique liquid 'injection' system provides for the high cooling rates of up to 20 Btu/sec-sq. ft. The entire system operates automatically, utilizing the existing function generation, thermal controller and thermocouple feedback equipment to full advantage. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, STRUCTURES), (*AERODYNAMIC HEATING, COOLING), COOLANTS, AEROSPACE CRAFT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TEST FACILITIES, SIMULATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE